Official seal evolution

The first Fraternity seal was introduced during the same period of its foundation in 1962. This was designed in a circular form as used by members in an embroidered patch which was sewn on their shirt or a painted version in a cloth banner or plywood. Unfortunately, the circular design seal was not adopted to use when new members have spread outside the founding school in Divine Word College. Subsequently, a new form of the seal was created with another design from Silliman University Chapter which was organized in 1969 by Procolo Maslog and Idelfonso Sanchez who are both members of Divine Word College. Maslog and Sanchez have finally finished their studies and left the new members they recruited to serve as the new forerunners of Gamma Kappa Phi fraternity. In the first semester of the school year on August 1970, the pioneering members of 1969 Silliman Chapter led by Grand Noble Master Roger Valencia assigned Danilo Villamena to design a seal for their school chapter. The new seal design was first painted in a plywood size that was displayed in their booth on the occasion of the founding anniversary celebration of the school. It has a feature of ’15 rays’ that spread around its circular form which depicts the 15 pioneer members of 1969. The seal was unanimously approved by members to be used as the Gamma Kappa Phi seal designated for Silliman University school chapter.

The distinctive '15 rays' of the seal is designated to the 10 founders and five pioneer organizers.

In the following school semester, Reynaldo Pagalan who is among the pioneer member of 1969 has transferred his studies in Central Mindanao State University in Musuan, Bukidnon and organized Gamma Kappa Phi in the school. Consequently, he able to introduced the Silliman chapter seal, which in turn was also adapted to use by the Central Mindanao University school chapter.

This was the beginning of the ’15 rays’ seal continued its circulation, which formally adopted to use by other new organized chapter. Eventually, the supposed ’15 rays’ Silliman University chapter seal became the official seal adopted by the entire Gamma Kappa Phi fraternity and sorority.

Remembering “The Legend


Late Raymundo 'Chito' Luzano, Jr.

One of the 5 pioneers of Xavier University chapter in 1974. In 1975, he organized Velez College with Noel Agreda, a 1973 member of Central Mindanao University. He is responsible of the revival and propagation of Gamma Kappa Phi in the Visayas. A registered Physician and Nurse; former director of Malitbog, Bukidnon Hospital.

Pictures of history


Sitting from the left to right: Guillermo Danpin,Raul Bagamano,Maurillo Manginsay,Elmer Nillama,Winefredo Mahilum,Hyro Fernandez,Celso Taran,Jose Bagarinao,Fabio Balabat & Homer Melendez. Standing from left to right: Eddie Dela Rama,Carlos Cainoy,Celestino Jacol,Jacinto "Dodo/Jackgams" Gamus,Medardo Namocatcat,Noel Agreda,Glenn Oga,Primo Cabug Jr.,Efrain Arbilon,Dennis Bullecer,Romeo Manoop & Eduardo Otom.This photo was taken September 1975 (first semester) at CMU, photo courtesy of Jacinto Gamus (CMU Gamma - 75)


On October 9, 1981, Xavier University and Cagayan de Oro College Chapter celebrated the 19th founding anniversary of Gamma Kappa Phi. This was celebrated at the same time with the induction of XU chapter officers which composed of members who revived the chapter after it ceased recruitment in 1976. The photo was during the induction of officers ceremony lead by Jim Jimenez (XU-1975) who served as the adviser and responsible of organizing the chapter's revival with Reynaldo Amatong (CMU-1976) as co-organizer. Right to left, Jim Jimenez, Rey Amatong (Grand Noble Master), Rolando Gironella (XU-81 Vice Grand), Elden Baculio (XU-81 Secretary), Liberty Rabe (XU-81 Treasurer), Rey Montesines, (XU-81, PRO), Ramon Zayas (XU-81 Master Initiator), Arle Palasan (XU-81 Bus Mgr), now married with Banjo Luzano, Emmanuel Alsula (XU-81 Marshall). This ceremony includes the presentation of a certificate of membership that bears the signature of the late founder Fernan Maslog who also served as the adviser with Jim Jimenez. Founder Fernan was not able to attend the celebration due to his government assignment in another region. He was then the chief legal officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform, Regional Office 10, Cagayan de oro City.

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